Health Minister Zahid Maleque
A total of 400 new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds will be added to country’s government hospital to tackle coronavirus situation, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday.
The Education Ministry will take decision on closing educational institutions as it is not the Health Ministry’s jurisdiction, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday.
Two new coronavirus-infected patients have been detected in Bangladesh while the country suspended on arrival visas for all countries and stopped allowing passengers from Europe until March 31 to keep Bangladesh safe.
People coming to Bangladesh from infected countries will be kept in compulsory quarantine, Health Minister Zahid Maleque announced Saturday.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday urged the Bangladeshi expatriates living in different countries of the world not to return home right now unless it is a case of emergency.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday held an urgent meeting with the ambassadors of 30 countries at his house over the overall condition of coronavirus outbreak across the globe.
Amid growing concern over the outbreak of novel coronavirus in different parts of the world and the detection of three patients in Bangladesh, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said the government is fully ready to tackle the situation.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday urged the country’s people not to pay heed to any rumour over the coronavirus as a vested quarter is trying to mislead people with false information.